The Iver Make-up Academy, based at the world-famous Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, has opened applications for its January and April 2021 bursary schemes.
The ScreenSkills accredited training school is the leading make-up and hair academy for industry-based courses in film, TV, theatre and fashion. The Academy is now offering two students who wish to enrol in the 14-week Foundation Certificate course a bursary of up to 80% of the course fees.
There will be one bursary spot available for the course starting on 4th January 2021 and another for the course starting on 19th April 2021. Successful applicants will have access to in-depth industry knowledge and innovative techniques, as well as the opportunity to study in one of the hotspots for global film – Pinewood Studios.
Eligibility criteria for applicants are listed below:
The final date to apply is Friday 4th December 2020. All applicants will be contacted by 8th December 2020 and successful applicants will need to be available for a “virtual” interview on 9th, 10th or 11th December 2020.
The principal of The Iver Academy, Liz Tagg-Wooster, says of the opportunities available: “Iver Academy is a unique environment to develop your skills for a career in film, TV, fashion or theatre. These bursaries offer a great opportunity for two outstanding candidates to engage in a career they may otherwise have not been able to. We’re incredibly proud of our graduates and the pathway we put them on, so if you think it might be something for you then please don’t hesitate to apply!”
A graduate of the bursary scheme, who wished to remain anonymous, echoed Mrs Tagg-Wooster’s sentiment, saying: “When I was first offered the bursary, I was speechless. All I could think was, ‘Wow! This is amazing, thank you so much for the opportunity!’.”
The graduate added: “I would never have been able to access such amazing tutelage without the IMA bursary. I love the course and I am learning so much every day from very talented and lovely tutors.”
At a time when there is uncertainty about academia and career availability or progression, it may be an opportunity to find an alternative pathway. In addition to this, a £300m investment to build a Hollywood-style production complex in East London, highlights potential opportunities on the horizon in the UK sector.
To find out more about the bursary scheme and potentially embark on the first steps of a thrilling career, contact us for an application form.